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dc.contributor.authorPaulino-Ramírez, Robert-
dc.contributor.authorVallejo Degaudenzi, Alejandro G.-
dc.contributor.authorTapia-Barredo, Leandro-
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-20T16:30:47Z-
dc.date.available2022-02-20T16:30:47Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103(6), 2343-2346-
dc.identifier.urihttp://cris.unibe.edu.do/handle/123456789/257-
dc.description.abstractSeroprevalence surveys are of utmost importance to assess the proportion of a population that has developed antibodies against a newly introduced virus and could therefore potentially exhibit immunologic protection against subsequent infection. This study aims to understand the distribution of IgM and IgG antibodies in the Dominican Republic. We surveyed a total of 12,897 participants between April and June 2020 in 10 provinces of the Dominican Republic. Survey efforts in emerging hotspots yielded a positivity for all participants of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgM of 3.8% and IgG of 5.4%, indicating that the pathogen was in circulation before the identification of those particular communities as hotspots. We found important age differences between participants who participated in the serological study where a higher mean age is associated IgM positivity and a lower age with IgG positivity. Our results highlight the need for strategies that involve community-based seroprevalence monitoring. These should preclude syndromic case identification. Also, the higher mean age of IgM-positive participants suggests that strategies based on syndromic surveillance could identify hotspots at later phases, based on the number of cases detected at the healthcare center, as such community-based seroprevalence monitoring may be an effective intervention for future outbreaks.en
dc.language.isoEnglish-
dc.publisherThe American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-
dc.relation.ispartofThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/-
dc.subjectCiencias de la Salud-
dc.titleSeroprevalence of specific antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 from hotspot communities in the Dominican Republicen
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.rights.licenseThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.-
dc.identifier.doi10.4269/ajtmh.20-0907-
dc.identifier.pmid33094710-
dc.rights.holder© 2020 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG)-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG)-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG)-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC7695105-
dc.relation.issn0002-9637-
dc.description.volume103-
dc.description.issue6-
dc.description.startpage2343-
dc.description.endpage2346-
dc.contributor.authorsPaulino-Ramírez, Robert-
dc.contributor.authorsBáez, A. A.-
dc.contributor.authorsVallejo Degaudenzi, Alejandro G.-
dc.contributor.authorsTapia-Barredo, Leandro-
dc.typeofaccessOpen Access-
dc.contributor.affiliationinstitutionUniversidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)-
dc.contributor.affiliationinstitutionUniversidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña-
dc.contributor.affiliationinstitutionUniversidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)-
dc.contributor.affiliationinstitutionUniversidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)-
dc.contributor.affiliationcountryDominican Republic-
dc.contributor.affiliationcountryDominican Republic-
dc.contributor.affiliationcountryDominican Republic-
dc.contributor.affiliationcountryDominican Republic-
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item.languageiso639-1English-
item.openairetypeJournal Article-
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crisitem.author.deptInstituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG)-
crisitem.author.deptInstituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG)-
crisitem.author.deptInstituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG)-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)-
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